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Virgin Bet Daily Price Boosts Handicap Hurdle

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  • 2m 7f 25y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Virgin Bet Daily Price Boosts Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

5/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 552342

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Is still a maiden but he often ran well at up to 2m4f off similar marks for previous yard and gave it a good shot from the front over 2m7f (good to soft) at Market Rasen 17 days ago; this stiff track asks for more.

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1st

9

6th May 2024

Good

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

16:40 Kempton

Halifax

11st 3lb

J: Conor Ring

T: Grace Harris

Three good-ground wins over 2m7f-3m last year; back on a dangerous mark and Chepstow last time, with conditions in his favour, was a step back in the right direction.

10/1

5/2

  • Place: £1.20

Form: -12232 BF

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Reliable stayer who has won on soft (bumper) and good (3m1f maiden hurdle); has little to spare off his current mark but he ran another stout race when chasing home one with a bit of potential over C&D 23 days ago; looks good for another big run.

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2nd

4

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

13:30 Exeter

Sporting Ace

10st 6lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Won in good style at Chepstow (2m7f, heavy) in December on second chase start and, after a blip at Plumpton, was an 11l second to an unexposed winner at Uttoxeter (3m2f, heavy) four weeks ago; might not be far away.

4/1

Form: /6623U D BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Unseated over fences latest; had earlier appreciated return to staying trips when close up at Uttoxeter (2m7f, good to soft) and Haydock (3m, soft); will appreciate any rain and shouldn't be far away.

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4th

1

16th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 191y

Class 4

16:50 Ffos Las

Ballymagroarty Boy

12st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Nigel Hawke

C&D winner in December and, bar the one blip, has been running well all season; still on a competitive mark and latest Haydock effort wasn't too shoddy.

8/1

3rd

1

20th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

17:00 Haydock

Ballymagroarty Boy

12st 0lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: Nigel Hawke

11yo who was tailed off at Newbury last month but that was a strong Class 3 and he's been running pretty well this season, winning at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) in December; not ruled out now back down in grade.

15/2

10th

10

10th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:30 Newbury

Ballymagroarty Boy

10st 13lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Nigel Hawke

Won at Ffos Las (3m, heavy) in December and not helped by mid-race mistake when fair fourth of six at Haydock (3m, heavy) 11 days later; this consistent 11yo could give a good account but has a modest 2-33 strike-rate and today's race is warmer than he's used to; others are more compelling.

12/1

Form: 5-7P44

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 7lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Won Listed handicap chase in 2021 (3m1f, good) but went into a tailspin after and no major revival back over hurdles, albeit not beaten quite so far at Doncaster recently; down another 2lb; has it to prove at present.

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2

12th Apr 2023

Good

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

17:05 Southwell

Rocco

12st 0lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, lost ground after 8th, pushed along when towards rear after 10th, got behind after 3 out

20/1

4th

4

24th Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:17 Exeter

Rocco

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

prominent, lost position after 2nd, towards rear after 5th, pushed along before 4 out, ridden before 3 out, soon no impression and beaten

10/1

4th

1

27th Jan 2023

Good

3m 0f 84y

Class 4

15:45 Doncaster

Rocco

12st 0lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Won a high-profile staying chase at Wincanton (3m1f, good) in autumn 2021 but has lost his way and was beaten 28l on his return to hurdles at Warwick (3m2f); dropped further in class here but with questions to answer right now.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 484634 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Course winner over hurdles; fair third returned to them two starts ago and although he never threatened at Chepstow since (2m3f, good to soft) he did make steady late inroads; has run only twice beyond 2m5f but shapes as if this trip could suit; hood discarded.

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5th

5

10th Mar 2023

Good

2m 5f 137y

Class 3

15:00 Exeter

Gladiateur Allen

11st 6lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Has performed reasonably in three hurdling starts since returning from a spell chasing, the latest over 2m7f here two weeks ago; tendency to race keenly a negative and only hurdle win came more than two years ago.

13/2

5th

1

24th Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:17 Exeter

Gladiateur Allen

12st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

raced freely, disputed lead, led 3rd, pushed along before 3 out, soon headed and ridden, weakened 2 out

13/2

4th

2

3rd Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 4

16:05 Chepstow

Gladiateur Allen

12st 0lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Won chase debut in December 2021; not so good since but the handicapper has reacted and this season's form (back over hurdles on latest start) suggests that he has a place chance.

7/1

Form: 42

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in an Irish point but has shown promise in two hurdle starts for this yard, not easily shrugged off by a Skelton hotpot at Ffos Las 15 days ago (2m6f, good to soft); this stiff finish looks likely to suit now handicapping; respected.

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3

30th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 58y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Keable

11st 12lb

J: Mr Ben Sutton

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Displayed ability in maiden hurdles early last year; the first-time hood may help him settle better and this lightly raced 7yo may have needed the run at Taunton last month when back from a year off, but he's now been well beaten in both handicaps and needs to leave those runs behind.

25/1

4th

1

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 4

16:25 Taunton

Keable

12st 0lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Soundly beaten in sole Irish point; ran well behind talented rivals in first two hurdle starts at about 2m6f (soft and good to soft) but his effort was very short-lived on handicap debut at Exeter on latest start last February; should be competitive on the earlier form if fit for the fray.

10/1

Form: 21P-7P D

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Wide-margin maiden hurdle winner in late 2021 (2m7f, heavy) but seen only three times since and pulled up in two of them, mostly recently on Boxing Day; first-time visor replaces cheekpieces; risky.

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3

5th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

Class 4

16:02 Lingfield

Carlow Farmer

11st 10lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Anthony Charlton

Both wins gained at Uttoxeter; can take plenty of driving and again he raced lazily when tailed off at Fontwell on final sighting last May; goes on the ground and stays well, but others appeal more.

25/1

6th

3

18th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 4

20:15 Fontwell

Carlow Farmer

11st 7lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Milton Harris

raced lazily at times, in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, reminder after 5th, pushed along before 10th, ridden and weakened after 3 out, tailed off

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £199.00
Straight Forecast £176.30
Trifecta £960.00

Selections

RP Ratings:

Halifax

WEST COUNTRY:

Keable

SPOTLIGHT:

Sporting Ace

POSTDATA:

Ballymagroarty Boy

The Star:

Rocco

Daily Mirror:

Keable

Daily Record:

Keable

TOPSPEED:

Halifax

The Times:

Halifax

The Sun:

Halifax

Telegraph:

Sporting Ace

Daily Mail:

Sporting Ace

The Guardian:

Ballymagroarty Boy

D Express:

Ballymagroarty Boy